Texas Policy Fellowship

Training teachers as advocates to ensure that teachers and students thrive in Texas.

Teachers from across Texas:

The Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellowship is a highly selective leadership opportunity for outstanding Texas teachers looking to deepen your knowledge of education policy and gain a voice in decisions that affect your students and the teaching profession.

What do you do?

You receive training from Teach Plus in: understanding education policy as a lever for student success, community organizing, writing op-eds and speaking to the media, conducting focus groups with fellow teachers, providing public testimony, and more. Teach Plus connects you with policy makers and opportunities to propose policy solutions, testify, write op-eds, and meet with decision-makers at the local and state levels.

What is included in the Policy Fellowship?

  • 12-month fellowship commitment
  • Fellows receive training through expert-led modules and direct engagement with key stakeholders. 
    • No prior policy experience required. 
  • Fellows receive a $1,500 stipend for your commitment.

How does it work?

Teach Plus trains teachers in understanding education policy as a lever for student success, community organizing and outreach, promoting teacher voice through writing op-eds and speaking to the media, providing public testimony, and more. We work to create and connect teachers to opportunities to lead in real ways at the policy level. 

Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows have:

  • Met with Texas legislators and staff, spoken at hearings, and proposed policy solutions to the Texas Education Agency.
  • Met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
  • Joined Secretaries of Education as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s official delegation to the International Summit on the Teaching Profession.
  • Been published in the Texas Tribune, Education Week, the Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the Austin-American Statesman, and others, and have been interviewed on television and radio.

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